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Re: [News] Microsoft May be Giving Up on Win CE, Hires BSD Developers

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____/ Matt on Wednesday 04 February 2009 16:02 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> New Sidekick Will Run NetBSD, Not Windows CE
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Many sites are reporting that the next Sidekick LX 2009/Blade, from Danger
>> | (acquired by Microsoft early in 2008), is going to run NetBSD as their
>> | operating system, causing Microsoft's recruiters to look for NetBSD
>> | developers.
>> `----
>> http://bsd.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/03/0146256
> On page 31 of http://www.iowa.gotthefacts.org/011607/7000/PX07175.pdf
> Jim Allchin tells some MS customers that MS is okay with BSD licensing,
> but not okay with GPL.

I have the full text here (This was also cited by CNET): 


The text is at the bottom. It's 50 pages long and I did this by hand.

"MR. ALLCHIN: — and improve. The second is GPL. GPL is the licensing model. We
think it’s very bad for — on an education, telling the world why we think it’s
bad. We don’t think it’s the same as public domain. Somebody wants to put in a
free DSB, we don’t have a problem with that, at least on licensing. But GPL,
we think it’s very bad basically for the world, but especially for the United

    Third is the product and we’re going to go compete with Linux. So what I
want to know is how, from your perspective, are our product not matching up
today; what should we, in your opinion, be doing about it? It could range
from, “Nothing. It’s not a problem. Don’t worry about it,” to, “Boy, you got a
real problem here and you’d better do X.” So that’s what I would like
    to hear about."

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